Traditional architecture

A tiny town in Italy is famous for its unique trulli, whitewashed limestone small dwellings with characteristic conical roofs, dotting the hilltop Rione Monti district.

The iconic trulli which are traditional white Apulian stone dwellings with stone conical roofs, are great examples of the ancient technique of drywall constructions still used today. Trulli dwellings are prevalent in the Puglia region, in southern Italy, and is a major tourist attractions.

The town of Alberobello, 40 miles south of the port city Bari, is characterized by its 1500 iconic trulli, usually with pinnacles. Some trullo cones are adorned with symbols of, crosses, hearts, planetary symbols or the evil eye. Declared a World Heritage Site in 1996, the trulli are not only interesting architecture, but a window into the past.

Dating back to 1500, the Count of Conversano was given some uninhabited land for his services in the Crusades. He colonized the land, bringing in peasants and allowing them to build these simple stone huts. The traditional structures were built without mortar or cement in order to avoid taxes. This style of building was so popular it is even reflected in the walls that surround the region and its countryside.

The limestone trullos are usually grouped in three, four, or five with each room under one conical roof. An excellent example of some of the larger trulli in the region is Trullo Sovrano, a national monument, which has been well preserved over the years.

DetailsTours Available:   On
Recommended Visit:
Attraction Type: , , ,

LocationLargo Martellotta
Puglia Region
70011 Alberobello BA

WatchRelated Shows
PopularShows To Watch


Bucket List

Staff Picks




MoreRelated Shows
J. Paul Getty Museum Impressive Work of Art
The Getty's two amazing campuses in California, has the finest collection of changing exhibitions, sculptures and art, from medieval times to the present....
Marble Caves Marvel of Nature
One of the most spectacular natural treasures on our planet, was naturally sculptured by crashing waves and glacial melt-waters of Lake General Carrera....
Leshan Giant Buddha An Engineering Masterpiece
This UNESCO world heritage site is also the largest and tallest stone Buddha statue in the world, carved out of a cliff face of Cretaceous red bed sandstone in China....
The Terracotta Army Emperor's Unearthed Warriors
The amazing collection of life-size statues of an army buried in a massive burial mausoleum is one of the greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century....
ExploreLots Of Shows







ShowsYou Might Like
Quay Restaurant Culinary Evolution
Australia's most celebrated restaurants, offers diners a unique visual and gastronomic journey with spectacular views of the iconic Sydney Opera House....
Kamalaya Wellness & Holistic Resort
One of the best wellness sanctuary in Asia, set amid a tropical landscape and inspirational, beautiful natural environment, famous for its holistic treatments....
Day of the Dead Honoring The Deceased
A Mexican holiday where traditionally families gather to decorate altars and celebrate their deceased loved ones, visiting their graves with food and gifts....
Museo Atlantico Lanzarote Fascinating Underwater Art Museum
Europe's first submarine museum is an amazing sub-aquatic underwater world featuring a collection of immersed sculptures, artificial reefs and botanical garden....
ShowstaEnjoy The Show